Official: Yemen ceasefire deal violated a day after coming into force

By REUTERS
November 11, 2013 22:50
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SANAA - A government-brokered ceasefire intended to halt days of clashes in northern Yemen between Shi'ite and Sunni Muslim fighters has been violated a day after it came into force, an official said on Monday.

The fighting has killed at least 100 people since it began on Oct. 30 when Shi'ite Houthis, who control much of Saada province on the border with Saudi Arabia, accused Salafi rivals in the town of Damaj of recruiting thousands of foreign fighters to prepare to attack them.

The ceasefire came into effect on Sunday.

"The Shi'ite Houthi group violated the ceasefire agreement with the Salafists in the northern province of Saada," said a Yemeni government official on Monday.

Yehia Abuesbaa, head of a presidential committee tasked with ending the fighting, said inspectors were sent to the conflict area to investigate who had broken the ceasefire.

"After we arrived, accompanied by the army, to the affected area, we were surprised that gunfire was being fired at us," he said.

"The Houthis told us not to let inspectors down in the other party's area. A Houthi official then held us for some time and that's why we returned to the city of Saada," Abuesbaa said.

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